Desperate tourism operators start selling assets

Zaim Ibrahim

A group of tourists taking picture in front of Sultan Abdul Samad building in Kuala Lumpur. The sector is a major contributor to the economy and is one of the worst affected ones in the Covid-19 pandemic. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, August 6, 2020.

WHILE some tour operators have developed new and cheaper packages for domestic tourists to survive the Covid-19 pandemic, others who are struggling have to sell assets, such as vehicles, to cut their losses.

Even though domestic tourism was allowed to resume in early May following the lockdown imposed to combat Covid-19, it is nowhere near the same levels before the movement-control order (MCO) imposed in mid-March.

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